Discussion: Do Christians have to keep the Law today?
Debate Question: Do Christians have to keep the Law today? Students are assigned differing perspectives on this question based on the first letter of their last names, with A-M defending the proposition “Yes, they do,” In your thread, you should discuss what Paul meant by the term “Law.On the other hand, Paul makes some positive statements about the same Law that seem to conflict with his negative statements. E.g., he writes, “…Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law” (Rom. 3:31); “what shall we say then? Is the Law sin? May it never be!” (7:7); “so then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good” (7:12); “we know that the Law is good” (1 Tim. 1:8).
And added to all these is the problem of the Traditional and the New Perspective’s teaching on the meaning of “Law” in Paul. Whenever Paul talked about the Law, was he referring to “legalistic misuse” of the Law or to the Law’s use as a “Jewish identity marker”?
The issue for this module debate thus is this, “Do Christians today need to be keeping the Law of Moses given to ancient Israelites as seen in the Pentateuchal books?
Who is the audience? What can be said about its ethnic makeup, age, economic situation, gender, social status, and the like? Are the recipients’ circumstances immediately evident? What are the key problems they are facing?
Note: the beginning shows the large basilica with its upper church, but the Mass is being held in the lower church or crypt.
An Introduction to the Byzantine Divine Liturgy – please see this first.
What is the priest doing with the loaf of bread? This video from the Orthodox Church explains it in detail:
https://www.goarch.org/liturgy The Proskomide Service
Byzantine Divine Liturgy (This is an eastern rite within the Catholic Church; the liturgy is similar to Orthodox)
St. Nicholas Byzantine Catholic Church, Barberton, Ohio
Administrator: The Reverend Miron Keruľ-Kmec
Pentecostal Service (Protestant)
Collierville First Pentecostal Church, Collierville, Tennessee
Pastor: Terry Hunt
Baptist Service (Protestant)
Memorial Baptist Church, Middlebury, Vermont
The Rev. Dr. Stephanie Allen, Pastor
Evangelical Lutheran (ELCA – Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, Protestant)
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Brownsburg, Indiana
Reverend Chris Truelsen
Nazarene Service (Protestant)
Clearwater First Nazarene Church, Clearwater, Florida
Pastor: Pat Glenn
Describe how your selected element is used in worship: what you saw and what you heard.
Select a secondary element to explore and discuss its interaction with your first element.
Discuss in at least one paragraph how the other elements play a part in the overall experience. (That is, any that you could observe. If one is missing, indicate that as well.)
Use course resources to analyze (correlate, compare, and contrast) what you have learned in relation to what you observed. From your limited knowledge and experience there, what would you say this congregation values?
What would you say is the purpose and significance of the main and secondary elements you explored for this particular congregation?
Significant life experiences that have affected your view of self, God and the world. Include references to family members and significant others, courses and experiences in college, church, service-related activities and employment:Discuss?
The Relationship between Science and Religion (Pentecostal perspective)
Apologetics Final Paper
Write a five-page paper on a current issue in apologetics. Define it (both secularly & biblically).
Identify the evidence in support and against the issue. Describe what the Bible says on this topic.
Discuss how this issue impacts the local church and how you plan to equip other believers to defend the Christian faith. Minimum of 7 sources required, may use textbook, no more than three can be online sources. (double-spaced, 12-pt, Times New Roman, 1-inch margins, Turabian style). Seven sources (7)
Make sure all the sources you use. adhere to the biblical worldview. Very important